Fundraiser Offers Chance to Rappel Down CenterPoint Energy Building in Evansville

Funds raised through the event will go towards GRANTED, a local nonprofit organization that grants wishes to local kids who have been diagnosed with life-threatening or terminal conditions.

Posted: Sep 2, 2021 1:23 PM
Updated: Sep 2, 2021 2:08 PM

If you've ever wanted to rappel down CenterPoint Energy's headquarters in Evansville, Indiana, you now have the chance to do so.

CenterPoint Energy and the nonprofit organization  GRANTED announced the "Over the Edge" fundraising campaign on Thursday, which offers a chance to scale down the side of the nine-story building on Riverside Drive.

Registration for the event is open now, but the event itself won't take place until April 30, 2022. GRANTED says participants must commit to donating a minimum of $1,000 to take part.

All ages and experience levels are welcome to participate, but anyone under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian's signature.

"We're looking for people to sign up as teams, we're looking to do a mascot challenge, we want high schools to challenge each other, we want businesses to challenge each other," said GRANTED Board Member Jeff Purdue. "This is a great, cool, once-in-a-lifetime experience."

The proceeds raised through the fundraising event will go to GRANTED, which will use them to grant once-in-a-lifetime wishes for local kids who have been diagnosed with life-threatening or terminal conditions.

GRANTED says around 90 brave souls will have the opportunity to participate in rappeling down the building.

You can register for the fundraising event and find more information on it by clicking here.

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